General Motors has finally unveiled the much-anticipated new generation Chevrolet Cruze at the ongoing Beijing Motor Show. It was developed by GM’s global R&D team, which gave the Cruze a new clean-sheet design and brand-new architecture.
Based on the Chevrolet Tru Concept which was unveiled at the same show in 2012, the new generation Cruze features coupe like flowing lines that support enhanced aerodynamics. A compact body, wheels pushed out to the corners of the car, shorter front and rear overhangs, and a roofline that stretches to the rear make for a spacious interior. The new generation Chevrolet Cruze gets dual-mesh grille that extends to the sleek headlights to offer sporty look. The widows’ base line gets chrome enhancements to offer rich feel.
The new Cruze is the first model featuring the new-generation Ecotec small-displacement engine co-developed by GM and SAIC. It is available with a choice of the segment’s first 1.4L mid-mounted direct injection turbocharged engine or the first 1.5L mid-mounted naturally aspirated engine. The new Cruze is also offered with the all-new DCG seven-speed dual-clutch transmission co-developed by GM and SAIC, an all-new six-speed manual transmission developed in Europe, and the third-generation S6 six-speed automated manual transmission. The new Cruze is expected to deliver a fuel economy improvement of 14-21 percent compared with its predecessor.